Dublin Gazette Newspapers has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs.

This week’s dog of the week is Dusty, a lovely and sweet four-year-old Collie cross that gave birth to a litter of puppies at the Rehoming Centre.

She was a wonderful mum to her pups, who have all found loving homes, so now it’s her time to find someone to spoil her.

Dusty can be shy and nervous around people at first and does take time to build a friendship, but once that friendship is built, she will work her way into your heart. She will need you to give her the time she needs to settle in; a doggie pal is a must to help her with this.

Dusty is not very familiar with being handled and will need time to feel comfortable with cuddles. Do you have the time to commit to help her become the confident dog she has the potential to be?

If you have room in your heart and home for Dusty then please contact Dogs Trust on 01 879 1000. They are based in Finglas, just off exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website.

You can also find them on Facebook or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE. Remember: Always have your dog on a lead when in public.